Born into the culturally rich New Orleans, Percy Baulden dove into the musical scene at an early age. At the age of 7 he joined Tyrone Foster and the Arc Singers where he's still an active member. While singing with the Arc Singers he toured around the country and abroad. During his early years while singing he found a new love, the saxophone. The saxophone opened his eyes and connected himself with a city known for its musical heritage.
As Percy got older he continued to serve his community and joined the New Orleans Fire Dept., where he is still employed. In 2005 New Orleans was hit with the worst natural disaster the United States had ever seen. He along with other fireman saved and evacuated hundreds of citizens. But sadly Hurricane Katrina took his grandmothers life. In Sept. of '05 Mr. Baulden was featured in Time Magazine for his heroic efforts while fighting a 6-alarm townhouse fire during the storm.
On any given Sunday you can find Percy still singing hymns, second- lining to the hottest brass bands or filming Mardi Gras Indians battle on the street over the prettiest suits.